In this section you will find information on the Whitaker Program Fellows and Scholars. To get a more detailed picture of their projects, click on the grantee's name to see an abstract of the individual project.
Whitaker International Fellow, 2009
Johns Hopkins University
Host Country, Institution:
Chile, Universidad de Valparaiso
Analysis of the adherence of clinical practice to official guidelines in patients with ischemic stroke: the role of diagnostic health technology in secondary prevention in a public hospital in Chile
Acute ischemic stroke in adults was added to the Explicit Guarantees in Health (GES) and Clinical Guidelines in Chile in 2007. The goal of the project is to evaluate the adherence of clinical practice to official guidelines in the usage of diagnostic health technologies in patients with acute ischemic stroke in a public hospital. This project is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Health, the Neurology department at the Hospital del Salvador and the Biomedical Engineering department at the Universidad de Valparaiso. Read more
Whitaker Program Alumni - By the Numbers
In the four years since the inception of the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program, and here are a few quick facts about the grant and its recipients. (As of September 2010)
- 236 applicants over the life of the program.
- 104 applicants selected
- 79 projects funded
32 Post-Doctoral (Scholar) projects.
68 Pre-Doctoral (Fellow) projects.
- 23 countries represented among grant recipients
- 33 grants funded to the United Kingdom (26 Fellows, 7 Scholars)
- 23 grants funded to Switzerland (7 Fellows, 9 Scholars)
- Nearly $7 million dollars spent on grant recipients to date.
To find out more about Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars grant recipients, see the directories below.